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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,247Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 2604

$754K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 2604

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,796 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Michigan
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 515 261 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481 405 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 408 361 3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 394 313 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 375 280 5 2
LISINOPRIL 321 240 6 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 296 214 7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251 228 8 6
GABAPENTIN 246 111 9 12
SERTRALINE HCL 225 186 10 23
FAMOTIDINE 200 159 11 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159 118 12 14
FENTANYL 151 141 S2 13 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 120 13 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 116 15 17
TRAMADOL HCL 141 81 16 15
CYMBALTA 134 69 17 44
MORPHINE SULFATE 120 72 S2 18 140
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 100 19 66
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 118 39 S2 19 58
PROAIR HFA 101 52 21 27
PREDNISONE 101 73 21 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 88 23 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 58 23 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99 70 23 81
DIGOXIN 98 88 26 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97 60 27 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 97 27 28
SPIRIVA 95 80 29 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 48 30 21
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 78 31 125
RISPERIDONE 90 60 32 65
METFORMIN HCL 86 53 33 7
OXYCODONE HCL 85 36 S2 34 61
TRAZODONE HCL 85 56 34 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 75 36 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 81 37 113
NOVOLIN 70-30 77 73 38 202
ATENOLOL 75 61 39 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 74 39 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 67 39 38
KLOR-CON M20 74 65 42 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 63 42 107
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70 59 44 122
METHADONE HCL 69 22 S2 45 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 54 46 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 57 47 78
IBUPROFEN 66 16 48 32
NEXIUM 66 33 48 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 0 R 50 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 44 50 41
OXYCONTIN 64 12 S2 52 128
MELOXICAM 64 49 52 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 57 54 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 50 55 22
KLOR-CON M10 61 61 56 159
CARVEDILOL 61 58 56 26
AZITHROMYCIN 58 46 58 33
VENTOLIN HFA 56 19 59 63
CEFTRIAXONE 55 50 60 188
LANTUS 54 33 61 40
NYSTATIN 54 47 61 100
SUBOXONE 53 0 63 104
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 17 64 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 52 41 64 13
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 30, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.